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Thursday, September 20, 2012
In our ongoing efforts to use our brad stash, here's another card. I had a bunch of clover meadow brads and that color has been retired for awhile so I needed to invent a card that would use a few of them at a time. This tag was cut out on the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge and I just loved the little diamond shapes it cut out. The red ruffled strip and the circles were also cut out on the Cricut. What I did I do without my Cricut before???? Now go find a way to use some brads today.
Posted by Barbra Otten at 9:15 AM
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Awhile back I bought some very pretty gem-like brads from Stampin' Up and I've used quite a few of them but have some left so I wanted to make a card that just uses one brad per card. This one is very simple, especially if you own the Artiste Cricut cartridge. The background is just three strips of paper and then I layered a decorative see through ornament die cut over an ornament cut with the pretty Pear and Partridge paper. A simple Christmas saying pops up over the center and add the brad and you're done! How will you use some of your brads today?
Posted by Barbra Otten at 10:12 AM
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
So yesterday I used my glitter brads on a card, here's the matching card, using Avonlea paper, that is using up my pewter brads. You can use the same pattern but have an entirely different look by just changing paper, stamp set and embellishments. You truly do not have to be creative to make cards (or layouts). The person I copy from the most is myself, just taking cards I've already made and switching them up. You can do the same! Now get out those brads and use them!
Posted by Barbra Otten at 8:08 AM
Monday, September 17, 2012
Good morning everyone! I plan on starting a new series here where I choose a different product each week and use it up! Yep, that's right, it's time to actually use all the products we accumulate!
First up will be brads. I have two mostly full brad organizers and it's time to move those brads out to real artwork. Here's the first bunch. I prepared a card kit using some super big shimmer design brads that I had lying around. Here's the link to see what they look like.
Now I'm lucky in that I get to make up card kits for my customers to use but you can get rid of your brads by choosing to use them on Christmas cards. If you're like me, you need about 50-100 Christmas cards to send out so why not make many of the same card and get rid of those brads. Here's the card I made, I will have a new brad-using example tomorrow.
Posted by Barbra Otten at 8:38 AM
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
This is for the followers of my Facebook page, I have the brand new "It's Your Day" double stamp set to giveaway to one of the people who post a card of their own on my Facebook page. Take a picture or scan a card and upload it to my page by the end of the day. I will have a drawing from all people who uploaded their card and one of you will win this stamp set!!
Posted by Barbra Otten at 8:51 AM